Appearing for the NGOs, lawyer Prashant Bhushan said the 'shocking fact' had emerged in an RTI response and they would file an application in this regard.
Justifying the decision, EC officials said there has been no case of mismatch in the past. Also, VVPAT verification before EVM counting could delay the final results further.
Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar has clarified that VVPAT carrying boxes found in Managuli village of Basavana Bagewadi taluk in Vijayapura on Sunday neither belonged to the district nor to the st
Since September, 2013, the Election Commission has given many reminders to the government seeking funds for VVPAT machines.